• poVoq
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    Compared to the Conversations XMPP client the main “advantage” of Signal in regards to user friendliness is basically that people got used to using their phone numbers for messengers. But that is a bit like printing you phone number on your t-shirt and claiming that is is easier for people to contact you that way…

    Also there is Quicksy.im which is Conversations but with a phone-number… if you really want to remove your privacy like that.

    • @nasp@lemmy.ml
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      Conversations is indeed a far better alternative here…

      • It uses a very popular protocol, xmpp
      • works with e2e encryption for text, files, video, audio,
      • it can be self hosted,
      • it’s fully open source, and has a couple of popular forks (like blabber)
      • devs got no funding from intelligence agencies (like matrix has)
      • it’s highly efficient (unlike matrix) and runs on the cheapest of vps servers / raspberry pi